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Khosroyev A.L. Alexandrian Christianity According to the Texts from Nag Hammadi (II, 7; VI, 3;. VII, 4; IX, 3) [Александрийское христианство по данным текстов из Наг Хаммади (II, 7; VI, 3;. VII, 4; IX, 3)], Moscow, Nauka Publishers 1991. 276 p.


The Coptic manuscripts from Nag Hammadi (all of them are translations from Greek originals, moslty lost) open up new possibilities for studying the Greek religious culture of the first centuries CE. This Coptic library, being a collection of heterogeneous texts, reflects the complicated spiritual atmosphere in the contemporary Roman Empire. It includes Gnostic texts, both monistic and dualistic, Christian as well as non-(pre-?)Christian, Hermetic writings, Christian works, both those belonging to the main stream of Church tradition and those defying any strict classification. Different approaches are possible to find adequate ways in this diversity and to be able to determine, after all, the nature of each text...

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Coptic literature
Early Chrsitianity
Nag Hammadi

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